What Happened on September 7, 1996

Historical Events

Music History

Rap artist Tupac Shakur shot multiple times in a drive by shooting in Las Vegas, dies 6 days later

US Open Women's Tennis

US Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf retains her title; beats Monica Seles 7-5 6-4 for her 5th and final US singles crown

Famous Birthdays

  • Donovan Mitchell, American NBA player (Utah Jazz), born in Elmsford, New York
Born in 1996

Famous Weddings

  • Czech model-actress Eva Herzigova (23) weds American "Bon Jovi" drummer Tico Torres (43) in Sea Bright, New Jersey; divorce in 1998

Famous Deaths

  • Niccolo Castiglioni, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 64

About September 7, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) - Los Del Rio
  • UK #1 Song: Wannabe - Spice Girls